MacPro & Bootcamp Win7 Performance Result

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Zeiss, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Zeiss macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Macpro 8 Core 2.4Ghz with 12Gig RAM and top ATI card. Running Windows 7 through Bootcamp (much better than Parallels 6!). Ran the Performance Benchmark and returned a score of 7.6, except for HD which was 5.3. Apparently the top score for current hardware is 7.9, so I am wondering if others have run the test, and whether this is hardware or driver related etc, and what other people are getting.....
     
  2. Garen macrumors regular

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    I haven't checked on my new Hexacore yet but on my 2007 8C 3.0 2.1 MacPro with 17GB memory I get 7.7 for processor and 5.9 for the HD.

    Garen
     
  3. Dragonforce macrumors 6502a

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    I think you can't get more than 5.9 unless you get a SSD to replace your HDD - and the correct AHCI drivers / settings.
     
  4. Vylen macrumors 65816

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  5. ugru macrumors 6502

    ugru

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    My MacBook Pro late 2008 with a OWC SSD get 7.1 in disk performance....

    Every $/€ spent in a SSD is the only real improvement in performance....
     
  6. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Doubt it. :D
    The Windows performance test shouldn't be considered as a reliable statement about system performance. I mean how could it? It takes a second to run, do you guys really put any trust in that kind of "benchmarking"?
    I, certainly, do not.
     
  7. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    The number by itself is meaningless, but as long as the testing method is the same or consistent on different machines, then the number used in a comparative situation is just as good as any other benchmark - which is actually the whole point of the windows performance results (and any other benchmark really).

    Naturally, it's up to individuals though to interpret the numbers since benchmarking results have no scale and are generally arbitrary as a result.

    Long story short, windows performance test is usable as a testing metric as long as you understand any shortcomings in the numbers produced :p
     
  8. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    And that's exactly the problem.
    The test simply isn't exact enough, which results in equal test results for different machines / hardware.
     

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